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Company Overview of National Jewish Health, Inc.

Company Overview

National Jewish Health, Inc. owns and operates a respiratory hospital in Denver, Colorado. It offers services in the areas of biostatistics and bioinformatics, genes, environment and health, allergy and clinical immunology, cardiology, environmental and occupational health sciences, gastroenterology, mycobacterial and respiratory infections, oncology, pathology, pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine, and rheumatology. The company also provides services in the areas of adult neuropsychology, hospital and internal medicine, nephrology and diabetology, allergy and clinical immunology, ambulatory pediatrics, cell biology, clinical pharmacology, behavioral health, pulmonary medicine, radiol...

1400 Jackson Street

Denver, CO 80206-2761

United States

Founded in 1899

Phone:

303-398-1759

Fax:

303-270-2234

Key Executives for National Jewish Health, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer and President
Age: 56
Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President
Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President
President of Health Initiatives
Regional Vice Chair of Council of National Trustees
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2017.

National Jewish Health, Inc. Key Developments

National Jewish Health and Jefferson Health Announce Creation of Jane and Leonard Korman Respiratory Institute in Philadelphia

Jefferson Health and National Jewish Health announced an agreement to create the Jane and Leonard Korman Respiratory Institute in Philadelphia. The Institute is enabled by the continuing support of the Jane and Leonard Korman Family Foundation. The collaboration leverages the strengths of each organization and will define best practices for treatment and research of pulmonary and related diseases including COPD, asthma, interstitial lung disease, sarcoidosis and infectious respiratory diseases. The Respiratory Institute is expected to open this summer, with additional locations anticipated across Jefferson Health's regional campuses. One in four Americans suffers from serious chronic or life threatening respiratory diseases, which cause millions of deaths, send patients to emergency rooms, and severely impact quality of life each and every day. The Respiratory Institute will provide a unique and deep patient care experience tailored for Jefferson Health. The Respiratory Institute also will focus on a research network, bringing together investigators to advance care for complex respiratory diseases. In addition, the Jane and Leonard Korman Respiratory Institute will be integrated with the Respiratory Institute that National Jewish Health and Mount Sinai in New York established in 2014. Together, these three entities will collaborate on research, clinical trials and other programs that will serve patients throughout the Northeast in an unparalleled respiratory network.

National Jewish Health Announces Management Changes at Silverstein Family Department of Pediatrics

Nationally renowned Pediatric Pulmonologist Pamela Zeitlin, MD, PhD, has been named chair of the Silverstein Family Department of Pediatrics at National Jewish Health. In this role, she will lead the National Jewish Health for Kids pediatrics program, which encompasses care, research and education. Dr. Zeitlin will assume her new role December 1, 2016. Dr. Zeitlin comes to National Jewish Health from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine where she serves as Professor of Pediatrics and Deputy Director for the Institute for Clinical and Translational Research. She is also director of the Eudowood Division of Pediatric Respiratory Sciences and co-director of the Pediatric Cystic Fibrosis Clinical Center. Erwin Gelfand, MD, who is retiring from the pediatrics chair position after serving for 29 years, will continue to see patients and conduct research at National Jewish Health. As chair of the Department of Pediatrics, Dr. Zeitlin will oversee the pediatric clinical and research programs at National Jewish Health. She will not only build on existing programs, but also she will look to build new programs such as a pediatric aerodigestive program for patients who struggle with breathing, swallowing or have related gastrointestinal problems in addition to respiratory conditions.

National Jewish Health Establishes Cohen Family Asthma Institute to Cure Severe Asthma

National Jewish Health announced the creation of The Cohen Family Asthma Institute, which will address an emerging gap in severe asthma care, research and education while seeking a cure for the disease in five years. The Cohen Family Asthma Institute will build on historic strengths at National Jewish Health in asthma, allergy and immunology while bringing together a broad coalition of researchers, physicians, patients and health care organizations to focus on the causes, treatments and prevention of asthma. Co-Directors Michael Wechsler, MD, and Rohit Katial, MD, with Associate Director Ronina Covar, MD, will lead the Cohen Family Asthma Institute. Richard Martin, MD, who is chair of the Department of Medicine at National Jewish Health, will also chair the Cohen Family Asthma Institute's Board of Directors. The Cohen Family Asthma Institute will have additional national reach through collaborations in New York with the Mount Sinai – National Jewish Health Respiratory Institute, and locally with Saint Joseph Hospital and its parent SCL Health, and with Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children.

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